Greene praises Boston United’s new additions as Watson leaves York Street

Karlton Watson.
Karlton Watson.

Dennis Greene says new signings Chris Dickinson and Niall Doran will both be great additions to Boston United.

The duo signed for the Pilgrims on Thursday night, and both were involved in the matchday squad as United beat Barrow 2-1 on Saturday.

Dickinson made an instant impact, slotting home what proved to be the winning goal early into the second half while Doran was an unused substitute.

“Chris brought a great finish, composure, a physical presence up front and a work ethic,” said Greene.

“Niall, when he gets on the pitch, will show you he’s a really tidy footballer who likes playing in the hole.

“Like Jamie McGhee, he’ll have good composure and create chances.

“Both will be a benefit to the football club.”

However, the arrival of both Dickinson and Doran has had a knock-on effect, with Karlton Watson being let go.

The former Nottingham Forest trainee joined the club on a non-contract basis this summer but has been moved out as the manager was forced to prioritise.

Greene added: “It’s jus a case that we can’t fit him into the wage bill.

“We have too many defenders and we needed a forward in so we didn’t have room for him.

“To get Dickinson in I had to get one out and the priority was a forward.

“He’ll go and find another club so it’s not a case of tracking him. We’ve got players under contract, we’ve already got four centre halves.”

Keeper Matt Gledhill was not named in United’s squad on Saturday as he is still awaiting his international clearance.